Conservatives just love to throw out the phrase “welfare queens” as an attempt to stereotype recipients of public benefits, but here’s an interesting fact:
Wisconsin’s biggest “welfare queens” are actually some of Wisconsin’s biggest businesses, as noted by the state’s own BadgerCare enrollment data. Here’s a list of the top 5 employers with the most [...]
Because making it more difficult for individuals without health insurance to obtain coverage is truly the “compassionate” and “Christian” thing to do! During a political fight over Medicaid expansion in Arkansas on Tuesday, one Republican lawmaker admitted that he doesn’t want to educate uninsured residents about their new health care options because it’s simply too [...]
CVS Caremark announced plans to eliminate the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products by October 1, 2014. I have to applaud them for doing so but wonder why it’s going to take so long.
But this is something that I have been advocating for some time. I don’t think I’ve written it here before [...]
This month’s award recognizing an outstanding achievement in rank ignorance is given to state Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton).
Loudenbeck, in response to a bill put forth by state Rep Melissa Sargent which would allow individual counties access to federal Affordable Care Act money to expand Medicaid for their respective residents, said she needs to [...]
This just about sums up what’s wrong with our nation’s for-profit healthcare system. A 20 year-old man came down with appendicitis in October of this year. He posted the bill on Reddit and it has gone viral. The US Health Care system is a topic of much debate, not only in the US but around [...]
The Washington Post reports that for profit hospice care companies may be ripping off Medicare for billions of dollars by enrolling patients who aren’t actually dying. Yes, I’m afraid you read me correctly.
Isn’t capitalism swell?
It’s time that I addressed my thoughts on the Minimum Wage and the Cost of Labor. The first term is getting plenty of press at the national and local levels sometimes including a Living Wage…but the Cost of Labor for the most part is being overlooked or given extremely short shrift. I am not an [...]
This is why a single-payer healthcare system would have been a better option, in my opinion. Today, the Obama administration announced that people whose insurance plans were canceled this year will “temporarily” be exempted from the law’s individual mandate. Here’s how they’re doing it — and what it means for the law.
1. The individual [...]
The November jobs report shows that the country exceeded expectations by creating 203,000 jobs. The stock market continues to set record highs and private industry is sitting on $1.6 trillion dollars.
The economy is clearly coming back from our low in 2009, but we could be doing far better. The people of the United States [...]
Many Wisconsin Progressives are extremely unhappy with the candidacy of Trek Executive, Mary Burke. Nary a day goes by without Facebook posts about Burke’s lack of a progressive outlook and Vinehout’s expected announcement.
Most recently a member of the Solidarity Sing-A-Long put up a post stating that “Burke is among the one percent” and “she [...]